The Issue: Cost of Care for Homeless Animals
At Humane Society for Hamilton County, animals are not euthanized due to space restrictions, breed, special needs, or disabilities. The shelter doesn’t place a limit on how long an animal has to find a home, believing that, in time, all companion animals will find a loving family. The cost of care for each animal runs roughly $8 per day which includes food, vaccinations, microchipping, supplies and basic costs to operate the facility. However, it does not include medical expenses incurred when treating sick and injured animals, which average $350 per injured/sick animal.
The Campaign: Providing Medical Treatment for Animals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Humane Society for Hamilton County to care for abused and neglected animals. For every $350 raised, the Humane Society for Hamilton County can provide life-saving medical treatment for a variety of conditions such as broken bones, gun shot wounds, severe skin infections, embedded collars, complications from starvation and severe wounds/lacerations.
Humane Society for Hamilton County
Humane Society for Hamilton County aims to save the lives of cats and dogs through foster-care and adoption programs. The open-admission shelter accepts both strays and owner-surrendered animals regardless of breed, age, or medical needs, and it does not euthanize adoptable pets based on time or space limitations. Additionally, the organization raises awareness about animal rights and educates the community through animal-training and behavioral-support programs, low-cost spay and neuter services, pit-bull education, and other community resources.